Letter from McLean to Poharama, 12 Mar 1845

Reference Number: MS-Papers-0032-0669A-05. Object #1030812

Letter informing McLean of Maori protecting of local Pakeha

2 pages written 12 Mar 1845 by Sir Donald McLean, related to Poharama Te Whiti, Ngamotu, Whanganui.

A transcription/translation of this document (by E Ma) appears below.

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Te Reo Maori (E Ma)

Wenerei 12 Maehe, 1845

E hoa, e Poharama,

Tena korua ko Wiremu Kawaha. Tenei taku kupu ki a korua. Kia pai ta korua whakaaro ki te Pakeha kaumatua, ki a Te Wirea, e mahi ki roto o te rohe. Ko nga Pakeha enei i mea a te Kawana kia pai ta koutou whakaaro. Kei pera ma nga tangata e atawhai kino i a ratou Pakeha; me rite ta koutou whakaaro ki ta te Atua i mea, 'Kia aroha tetahi ki tetahi'. Heoi.

Te Makarini

English (E Ma)

Wednesday 12 March, 1845

Friend, Poharama,

Greetings to you and Wiremu Kawaha. This I have to say to you two. Be considerate to the Pakeha elder, Te Wirea, who is working in your area. These are the Pakeha that the Governor asks you to think well of. Don't be like those people who look after their Pakeha badly; think as the Lord commands when he says, 'Love one another'. That's all.


Part of:
Inward letters in Maori, Reference Number MS-Papers-0032-0669A (16 digitised items)
Series 2 Inward letters (Maori), Reference Number Series 2 Inward letters (Maori) (3148 digitised items)
McLean Papers, Reference Number MS-Group-1551 (30238 digitised items)

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